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36 Pittsburgh, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a thinker, an explorer, and definitely a smart-ass. Humor is critical for me... often a dry, black humor, the sort that reminds us all that we evolved humor to deal with stress. Not that I'm a ball of stress at all. But at a funeral, I was the one (carefully) cracking jokes with friends to help everyone hold it together. Some days, it's all you can do.

I think a lot, about a lot of things. I have a lot of interests and have been described as a renaissance man. I like to read. I like to hike, camp, and exercise. I like to learn, or play video games. I'm never happier than when I'm working on a puzzle, be it a work project or an actual puzzle.

I'm something of a rebel personality, but it was a late-blooming rebellion. It's a fun story.

I'm looking for a partner in crime. I'm open to debating what that exactly means over a drink.

Intelligence is sexy. A sense of humor to go with it is goddamn sexy.

(I don't have A-list. I can't see if you like me. Shoot me a message if you want me to take a hint :P )
What I’m doing with my life
Living it, one day at a time.

Scheming. Trying to use my powers for Good.

Last year I undertook backpacking as a hobby, and I fucking love it. For my birthday this year I purchased a bicycle, and I'm looking forward to bicycle camping.
I’m really good at
I frequently offer to proofread friends' written material, be it essays, applications, stories, or other works.

Adjusting to new and strange situations. Really, I just go through life with a zen cool and a knack for not letting awkward situations get to me.

Organizing groups that need organized, staying out of it when there's already leaders, walking away when there's too many chiefs, and recognizing which situation is which.

Cooking! I love cooking. But I love cooking with someone even more.

I'm also just killer at putting my foot in my mouth.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the arm growing out of the side of my head. I try to hide it with makeup.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Oatmeal, Neil Stephenson, O'Brien, Vonnegut, Hamilton, C.S. Friedman, Greg Bear, The Watchmen, Harry Potter, Watership Down, Good Omens. GoT is getting pretty good.

Humbolt County, Terminator 2, Lord of the Rings, Equilibrium, Strange Days, The Boondock Saints, Beer Fest, Dark City, Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski

Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, House. I really watch very little TV.

I listen to a wide selection of Alternative and Indie, with some Punk, Postrock, and Classic thrown in. I'm just gonna start throwing out names: Frank Turner, Breaking Benjamin, Pearl Jam, STP, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Modest Mouse, POE, Garbage, Sarah McLachlan, Goldfrapp, Silversun Pickups, Beatles, Sting and the Police, Jethro Tull, The Who, Bad Religion, Against Me, Rise Against, Social Distortion, Gaslight Anthem, Tool, Fear Factory, NIN, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, The National

Man, I love food. Put it in my mouth! Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Japanese, vegetarian, meatatarian, or a rare steak. And food that I didn't list, too.

I also enjoy schmancy coffee, good tea, craft whiskey, and microbrewed beer.
The six things I could never do without
Up, down, left, right, b, a.

The Oxford Comma.

(that's seven)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
From reading others' profiles, I've gathered that it's considered declasse to not say "the future" in this box.

Science (physiology, physics, astronomy, the universe), philosophy (our place in said universe, human interactions, religion and spirituality). Other stuff.

Why is it so damn difficult for human beings to treat each other fairly?

What the hell am I going to eat tonight?
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe out with friends. Maybe reading a book. Anymore, probably not playing a video game. It varies, but ideally I'm not at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm divorced. Secret's out.
You should message me if
You remember that we only get to do this whole life thing once.

You're a dreamer, idealist, scientist, artist, or (even better) some combination of them.

You enjoy hanging out with someone until the wee hours of the morning, talking about the big questions, laughing, and exploring the crazy crap on the internet. You'd eventually like to wake up next to that person.

You want to go on a fuckin' adventure. I like sitting in as much as anyone else, but that's no excuse to grow mold.

You think we'd click.
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